Slimbridge 0 Evesham United 0
EVESHAM United secured their first point of the new Southern League Division One South & West season on Wednesday in a hard fought encounter at newly-promoted Slimbridge, who were playing their first ever home game at this level.
It was a largely even game and a draw was a fair reflection of proceedings as both sides found it difficult to create clearcut chances.
There was only one shot on target in the first half, which came from Robins midfielder Ashley Williams in the 21st minute, but his effort proved to be a simple save for home keeper Dave Evans.
There was more for the supporters to savour in the second half as Slimbridge went close a couple of minutes after the break when Adam Mace’s cross just eluded the onrushing Paul Fahy and then Mace himself shot wide in an early period of pressure from the hosts.
Evesham rallied and Nick Stanley sent a header wide before Sean Lawson fired across the face of goal on the hour mark for the hosts.
Evesham midfielder Clayton Green narrowly failed to get on the end of a dangerous cross and then, in a strong finale for the visitors, Adam Mann fired wide and defender Matt Sysum saw his header turned over the bar by Evans.
Evesham are back on the road on Saturday when they make the trip to Hampshire to face a Bashley side who have shipped 11 goals in their opening two games, before welcoming Swindon Supermarine to the Jubilee Stadium on Tuesday.